The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct were pleased to be given the Going Green Spirit Award by the Volunteer Center of United Way. The award recognized the Friends’ work in promoting and protecting the 26.2 miles of green which is the Aqueduct trail.
One of the ways the Friends spread awareness of the importance of the Aqueduct is by giving lectures and programs that tell the story of how the Aqueduct was built between in five short years ( 1837 to 1842 ) to bring life saving fresh water to New York City.
The award recognizes the fact that knowledge about the history encourages the communities through which the trail passes to help keep it free of litter or encroachments.
Photo: Left to right: Joel Mitchell, Ex Officio Director of The Volunteer Center of United Way; Mavis Cain, President of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct; Jane Solnick, who presented the award on behalf of ConEdison